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Mozilla: The Good And The Bad

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Lifted from Slashdot:

    According to <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/27934.html">this article</a> at The Register, six security flaws in Mozilla were posted to BugTraq last weekend.

    They have not been added to the official Mozilla vulnerability list yet. But details can be found <a href="http://online.securityfocus.com/advisories/4580">here</a>.
    Finally, two other bugs were found, relating to <a href="http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5665/discussion/">loading GIF files</a> (in several Linux browsers) and Mozilla's (JavaScript) implementation of onUnload ( ).

    Are they trying to prove they can beat Microsoft at their own game? Or is someone just trying to win a prize?

    On a brighter note, From Neil's Place here is <a href="http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html">101 Things Mozilla can do which IE cannot.</a>

    Very interesting reading and an excellent resource for convincing stubborn Internet Explorer users why they should switch. This article was also reported at Mozillazine.
     
  2. Pyrion

    Pyrion Liquid Metal Nanomorph

    The thing about bugs in Mozilla is you can actually check to see if they'll be fixed within your lifetime. Or, if they haven't been addressed, and you know how, you can address them yourself and fix the problem. With IE, you gotta wait until MS stops denying that there is a problem and then you gotta wait for them to figure out how to fix it.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    What I love the most about Mozilla (and Opera) is the tabbed browsing. Opera also has right clicking anywhere on the page does a "Go Back" function.
     
  4. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    At least in Mozilla 1.1b you can right click and there is an option to go back. I also love the tabbed browsing and pop-up blocker with Mozilla. Not to mention the themes.
     
  5. EMIG

    EMIG Yup

    Pop-up blocker and cookie management are my faves. Folks that insist on using that other browser and OS have to deal with the flakiness third-party blockers invariably cause.
     
  6. fritzmp

    fritzmp Fire Fire For Effect

    If you like the Netscape Vertion 7.0 wiht the very cool new looking AIM and want the block Pop-Ups feature. (bogus self serving intrest Netscape) Here is the work around. Note Linux users must be root, or you can right click and down load it and link to it localy as root. I believe it installs and creates adblocker.js to /netscape/default/pref The installer works fine thoug. It installs auto, must restart Netscape.

    http://ufaq.org/ns7/adblocker.html
     
  7. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    Yeah i personally thought it was a very bad move on Netscapes part to remove the pop-up blocker, but it seems that any browser that is controlled by big corporate interests (MSIE, Netscape) don't block pop-ups on the basis that web site owners lose revenue, where smaller browsers or browsers that are open source (Opera, Mozilla) tend to be aimed to appeal more to the end user...
     
  8. fritzmp

    fritzmp Fire Fire For Effect

    Works fine with the work around. That is a Unofficial Official site I believe. They are using the logo.
     

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